Colin James: Don't forget the bailer if your boat has leaks

Colin James: Don't forget the bailer if your boat has leaksTwo important rules for ministers are: when in a hole, stop digging; when water comes over the side, start bailing.Education Minister Steve Maharey has spent most of this year bailing the "20 hours free" waka and might just keep… [NZ Politics]

Colin James explains why Damien O'Connor is rooted when it icomes to Corrections. I disagree with him on Maharey, but time will tell on 20Free to see whether James is right or wrong. 


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